We started hospice and I can tell the end of life is near.
We knew it was coming, had hubby assessed for palliative care in Aug, was not bad enough for palliative. Last week he took 3 falls in 2 days, and I think the falls may have accerlerated the dementia and other medical issues. I called hospice Thursday, they came and reassessed, and brought the bed and equipment Thurs night, Friday the aide came, he was able to get down the hall with his walker and get a shower. Friday night he went downhill FAST, not enough strength to turn himself over in bed, refusing drink and food, have turned the O2 on to help him breathe. This horrid disease is baffling, I am OK with his wishes, and his going home, what is aggravating me is the speed in decline, walking and somewhat coherent Friday to non-verbal and visions, and speaking to family who have passed in a matter of hours?